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Hussain Kamani

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Mufti Hussain Kamani delivers a talk on the topic ‘Love For Knowledge’ at The Learning 2 Love Conference held in Edmonton Islamic Centre, Edmonton.

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hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah

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of men in

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Western Europe the color the

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in Santa madam young so the phenomenon

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I just wanted to start off by mentioning that inshallah today this discussion will be focused around the love for knowledge and teachers. Just so we're all on the same page and we understand what the theme of the discussion is.

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The first verses are revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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encouraged the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his companions to embark on a journey of seeking knowledge.

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Therefore, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is referred to as a messenger.

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And the responsibility of a messenger is to deliver a message this is what a messenger does, he delivers a message.

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But the big question here is that why does Allah subhanaw taala use a messenger to deliver a message? Why can Allah subhanho wa Taala directly give the message to the people in the form of a Quran being revealed on top of the Kaaba and the Muslims can go there and collect their copies of the Quran and bring them back home and read them? Why did Allah subhana wa tada send the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a messenger with the message. The reason because is because Allah subhana wa tada principle has always been that with the keytab law comm that Allah with the book of Allah subhana wa tada come the friends of Allah subhana wa tada who will teach you how to

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act upon it. See, the texts that we read as Muslims, whether it's our prophetic tradition, or the statements of a last panel without on,

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we don't view this as beer information.

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as Muslims, we make a distinction between information and knowledge. And where information is something very beautiful and weird, and you can accumulate as much as you want. And as a chef mentioned earlier on, that the beautiful thing about knowledge, and the beautiful thing about information is that you can never saturate yourself with it. But who might realize

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that you can never get enough of it. But in our, in our religion, we view this for our we view our prophetic tradition, not only as raw information, but rather we view it from an angle of knowledge that there is more to it than just learning it. There's more to it than just reading it. There's more to it than just memorizing it. There's an aspect of implementation. There's an aspect of everything you learn, you need to make it practical and bring it into your life. That's why

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he says something very powerful. And honestly, when we read this statement, and remember this, it, it really brings, you know, it's kind of like a slap on the face like wake up. And

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he says, make her speak to the ignorant person once for not learning.

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makers fee on the ignorant person once for not learning and may curse be on a scholar 100 times for learning and not acting upon it. Because there is a very big difference between our attitude and the attitude of others towards when it comes not when it comes to knowledge. Allah subhanho wa Taala establishes the importance of knowledge in the very first revelation, it read.

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Now when this revelation is given to the prophets of Allah while he was set up, it's very interesting here, Allah subhana wa tada here he gives it to the progress of a lot while he was some he revealed his message to the province of love on him through another messenger. So the message is coming to us through messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the message is reaching the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through another messenger and who was another messenger

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and even a great man like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is taught to prepare himself to be at the feet of a teacher to be set up. And not only was he asked to prepare himself to be at the feet of a teacher, but also instructed the prophets of aloha to have certain etiquettes. One day the prophets of Allah Hollywood cinema is waiting for angels to come. And he was waiting for him to come and reveal the revelation and he waited and he waited and he waited and then

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No debris, Some time passed by some days passed by, and jabril didn't come. Finally, the purpose of the law while he was in this narration in particular, some time passes by another few days, some time passes by GBR, a snap doesn't come, the purpose of the law, it was some steps out of his house, and he finds up to standing there. The properties that allow it will set up asks angels at the ogV Why didn't you come inside my house. So here teaches the process of allowing certain etiquettes that a student will need to have for his teacher, he said that indeed, in your house, there is a dog, and the angels do not enter into houses in which there is a dog teaching the purpose of certain

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etiquettes. Today, we know our responsibility as Muslims towards seeking knowledge. We realized that through our history, the Muslims to glory because of our grasp over knowledge, and it wasn't only knowledge in regards to our prophetic tradition and on and on Islamic sciences, but the sciences at Mass. Muslims were the road when we talk about, you know, the Muslim Spain, when we talk about Islam in Spain, we take glory and pride because the Muslims in Spain were the people who contributed to all the great sciences in all the great sciences. And Haytham had already, you know, figured out the circumference of

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the Earth, you know, the square footage of the earth, you know, hundreds of years ago, hundreds of years ago, and he was only off by maybe 1% or 2%. And he uses geometry to figure out the surface area of the earth. The Muslims contributed on every level, the doctors, you know, the first cataract surgeries that were conducted in the history of humanity, successful life, proper cataract surgeries were done by Muslims. Muslims are the ones who contributed to science and in particular to medicine. And the reason why is because we have a religious obligation.

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We have a religious obligation, and what's their religious obligation? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, For Indeed, Allah has revealed with every illness a cure, yes or no? How do you write for Allah has revealed every illness, a cure? Now it's the responsibility of the Muslims to explain this heavy, what are the illnesses? What are the cures, we're gonna find them and we're going to prove to the world once again, that we have a tradition of learning. Today, we have two issues. The first issue that we have is that the Muslim of today, the average young man and young girl of today no longer has any concern for learning. Education is the last thing we're worried for.

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We'd rather skip our classes, flunk our grades, and sit around on the street doing no good at earning and collecting money from the dole, rather than being individuals who contribute towards society. Muslims are people who are passive. Muslims are active, Muslims are proactive, they're ahead in the field. And they guide the pathway, the Muslims of Islamic history that we always show glory over and we take pride over, you know, the legacy that when it was established that it took in the pride that it took for the people that will come until the day of judgment that the university will always remain as one of the Pioneer universities, and one of the greatest universities was

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because Muslims were proactive, Muslims were knowledgeable, when you would sit to talk with a Muslim, you can just make a fool out of him because he knew what he was talking about. today. Our young men and women think that their purpose in life is to play soccer. They think their purpose in life is to sit back and watch TV, they think their purpose in life is to go to a shisha lounge and get high there are young men and women today don't realize that there is a greater purpose in life. You want to play soccer, I have no problem with that. I'm going to be very honest with you. You want to watch some program on television as long as is good for you to watch. You go do that. I have no

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issue with that. But the problem that we have is when there is an obsession, when people are forgetting their purpose in life. And they forget to realize that one of the great goals of a Muslim is to seek knowledge. That's why the prophets of Allah want instead of while giving this, you know, this important message. He gives a beautiful analogy.

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And he explains the virtue of a scholar. He said a lot of money was said and said Follow me on an op ed.

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If you were to compare a worshiper with a scholar, a man who worships and a man who was a scholar, if you were to put a comparison between both the prophets of Allah Juan instead of says, the comparison would be as if you were comparing me Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the lowest view, such a high rank. We need to first of all put ourselves together and realize that we have a moral responsibility. If Muslims in the West are to survive, if Muslims in the West are to have a face of honor 100 years from now, the only way that's ever going to happen

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If we as people are an educated people, because that's what matters, what matters is how educated you are in the sight of a law and also in the sight of the people. Now, the second thing that's also very important for us to understand, and I've alluded to this very briefly, and I'm going to explain this point here, too, that in our religion, it's not as simple as going online and going to YouTube or going to Google and typing in a few search keys and finding some lecture or reading some article or readings, downloading some PDF, and learning your religion through that. Neither is our religion by simply going to our Barnes and Nobles and picking up a book and reading because we learn our

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religion through a teacher, a lots of how to, I thought I didn't reveal the put on, on top of the Kaaba, and he didn't instruct that people go pick it up, he told them, follow your teacher would love to do what your teacher does, be obedient to your teacher, your teacher will explain to you the meanings of the Quran. And this is why the companions were so closely observing of the life of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And they were right down with the progress of a lot. Why did they follow the Prophet said a lot while he was sent him, you know, every moment they had, they wanted to learn from their teacher, they love their teacher, they honored their teacher. And as I

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mentioned, they did whatever it took for them to learn from their teachers. Today in our communities, unfortunately, first of all, there is very little regard for knowledge. And the second big atrocity is that we have opposite absolutely no regard for our scholars as well, the leaders of our community, the prophets of Allah, while he was sending, while explaining the merit of a scholar, he says,

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The scholars are the heirs of the prophets, because the prophets when they leave, when they pass away, let me walk you through dinner, and

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they don't leave behind any golden silver coins for people to take in as their inheritance. Rather, you wonderful, they leave behind knowledge. And the people who soak that knowledge in these people are the representatives of the Prophet of Allah subhanho, wa, taala. Right, this is where it all comes down to. And until we don't realize the value of knowledge, we will never realize the value of scholars, because for us, what the scholars have learned is nothing at all, it has no value, it means nothing. But the moment you realize the value of a single

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set of law,

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the second you realize the value of a single ruling of the dean, that's when you understand the value of your teachers and your scholars and the people that are around you. Right. That's when you realize that our teacher once told us this beautiful story that I wanted to share this story with you guys. It's actually one of my favorite stories.

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There was a teacher, he was teaching his student.

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And after they had spent some, you know, some years together, they had spent a very long time together. The teacher said to a student, I will give you something today, that is more valuable than everything in the world.

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The student says to the shift, you're going to give me some something today that's more valuable than everything in the room. Please go ahead. I'd like to have it. And the chef, he teaches him one must honor one ruling of the dean. And this kid he's excited. He's really like geeked out Yes, finally got that ruling of the dean, I got something that's more valuable than everything in the road. I'm sending my money to work anymore. But you know, the unlimited credit card, and he goes off home and his mom says Tim, your son, I need you to go do some groceries. So he says, Okay, Mom, what would you like for me to get? So she gives him a long list of things that he needs to get. He's

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leaving the house, the mom says here, take some money with you says Mom, I don't need it. I have something that's more valuable than everything in the world. Mom says Wow, go ahead, enjoy yourself, knock yourself out. He goes to the store. And he arrives at this grocery store. And he takes all the goods that his mother had ordered. And he places them on the counter. He places them on the counter. And while he's checking out the the person behind the counter, he does a total of all the things that he'd gathered and tell this young man, this is your total for the things that you've purchased. So this young kid, this kid says to him, Look, you're talking about small prices here. Let me give

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you something that's more valuable than everything in the world.

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So this madman the grocer, telcos, small kid, Big Top. Let's see. So then he tells him, this is one ruling of the dean. This guy takes his shirt off and hit him back on my store between pants on me put everything back as well. This kid was confused. He puts everything back goes back home. Mom says what happened to the grocery, he's like, Mom, don't talk to him.

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He's just really upset. Leave me alone. He goes to school the next day he sees his teacher teacher says what's wrong? Why are you so upset? He says, You played me. How do I play you? He said You set me up. You knew I was gonna get in trouble. And you did that. The chef said no. Look, you don't understand. Let me give you something else that's more valuable than everything in the world. He's a chef. Go ahead. So this type of shift, give them something tangible, something that has a physical presence. He gave him a bag and he said in this bag, there's something that's more valuable than everything in the room. So the student now had a bag and he had something inside there.

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He comes back home and his mom says, Son, please go get those groceries. He says, Mom, I got this this time, check this out, I got a bag. So he goes back to the store again, goes to the store grocery store gathers everything together. The guy at the table says to him, Look, don't play me this time. He said, Look, I got a bag right now and it's full. So the guy's like, Okay, no problem. So when he comes time for him to check out, he gets a total he opens up the bag, and he dumps the contents of the bag on the table. And there's stones. So this guy picks up the stones and he starts throwing it up. Get out of my store. Don't ever come back here again. It's just put everything back

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on the way out. Now this kids,

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man, he comes home mom says what's up? Please don't talk to me. I'm really upset right now. This is not the right time. Goes to School. The next day Peter says what's up? He says it's not the right time. He pleaded not once he played me twice. So secure system.

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Give me one last chance.

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So he was his teacher. You know, students love their teachers. You guys don't know what that means. But yeah, students do love their teachers. So you said your teacher okay. Okay, last time. So secret said you know, the stones I gave you I want you to go to soon so stall in the market, so and so's a store in the market. And I want you to tell that person, I have these stones, give me a value for them, but don't sell them, just get the value and come back. So he did these stones to that store. He said to them, I have some stones for you to value them for me. He opens them up dumps the contents on the table. The store was a jewelry store, the jeweler picked up the stone that he

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started looking at them through a scope. And when he looked at them, he realized the cut was so unique. He said to this person that these diamonds are valued at a very high price

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at a very high price. So this kid said really give me those back real quick. He takes those back goes back to his teacher this time he's smiling from ear to ear low. And his teacher assistant and Why are you smiling today? He says I don't understand. I'm confused. I went to the grocery man. He threw these at me. I went to the jeweler and he was like, you know, he was drooling over the stones. So then the teacher says, This is the example knowledge. You put it in front of people who don't know what it is they'll treat it like trash, but you put it in front of the right people, and they will give their entire life for the sake of Allah that assumes that a lot of

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this is something most of you guys won't even understand. When I was a student mother. So our teachers always told us a story chef Hashem said, He's to always tell us a story. And this is a very deep story. The reason why I find this story so deep is because the story who he narrated this regarding the individual that he's narrative, the story from, I actually had the chance to study from him when I was young. When I was very young, this individual, this great scholar was passing by the village we were studying, and he had a stopover. And then we asked him, the principal of the school asked him to give a small little lecture after the local setup. And he gave a lecture and I

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was honored at a very young age to study from him very little, but I whatever I did study, I had the honor to say that I study from him. And he told us a story of a man. He had two sisters that were disabled. And

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he went to his mother and said to his mother, I have a desire to study. His brother said, Okay, go ahead, I gave you permission to study. He went to the he traveled, he went to the closest mother's Islamic Institute, he went there to study. And when he arrived there, he went to the principal and said to him, I'd like to study some knowledge I'd like to study

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so that she had said to him that look, we can give you the knowledge for free, but you're going to have to pay for your food. We can't give you food for free, because we charge all the students for that you have to pay for that. He said, Don't worry about the food, I'll figure it out. He's a study all day. And in the afternoon time when everyone would be taken there. They do that they're midday. Now, what he would do is he would go to the nearby village. And when he would go to the village, he would offer his services. There was a man who hired him. And what the scholar was asked you to do at that time he was killed when he was asked to do it. He had to carry two empty buckets from the house

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of this man who lived on the third floor, walk all the way down with two empty buckets. Walk a Mile in the heat of India in the afternoon type with two empty buckets, fill them with water. Now these buckets are full military style, okay, and walk back one mile walk up three stories delivered to his house, and he would get one piece of bread.

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One piece of bread. And

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one of my other teachers why study from in Chicago, Chicago. He also told me the story firsthand because scholar what I'm talking about was his direct teacher. And he said to me, my teacher used to say that I was a weak man. And sometimes when I was walking with the buckets, I would trip over and I would drop the water and have to start all over again and we'll get the water. He said sometimes my teacher would bring the water to the second floor. He was returning back up on the second floor and he was a weak thin man. And he would drop the buckets. And then he would sit there and cry saying Oh Allah. My father left me when I was young. My two sisters, they went insane. My mother

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couldn't support me. And all I'm doing all this for is to seek the

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To learn the deed, and the pathway, even though it's so hard, even though I cry, these tears have sweetness in them. And I enjoy this sacrifice for the sake of knowledge. This is a language that most of you guys don't speak, by the way. And this is the language the West doesn't understand the language of sacrifice. And this incident is regarding shifts and deep bond with him or loved

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the sacrifice he made. And the crazy part is some years later, one of his buddies from the village came to study. And the principal said the same thing to him. You can study for free, no food for you, and just sit next to that guy that I will provide food for you. And after everything he would do through the day, he would break that bread in half and give it to his buddy, you would have I have a bus of your local car. After the purpose of the law while he was sort of passed away, he would sit outside the houses of the companions who are not eligible for Medina Madonna, and he would sit there while they were sleeping during the midday hours, right? It's burning Mecca. Medina are

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like a furnace. It's like a large hot oven. And he's sitting outside at their doorstep. And who is he he is the fountain he is the he is a he's the ink part of the oma. And

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he has a blood relative of the purpose of the law while he was sort of he's a cousin of the process that allowed him to some facet of this human centered grid individual, but he knew the honor of his teachers, he would sit outside his teachers door and he would fall asleep they're waiting sometimes. And when these companions will exit their house for preparation for Salah or to exit for Salah they would see this young companion sleeping at their door and they would ask him what are you doing here? What are you doing here? And he would say I had come to seek knowledge from you. And I was waiting for you to wake up you know this is what you call sacrifice for knowledge and value valuing

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your teachers. You know there's a very famous scholar by the name of the lion you guys ever heard of that name before? Yes, no nomadic, who's in my mind sometimes real quick.

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One of the moms of what of cooking

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jurisprudence, thank you very well, Mashallah. One of the four demands of Islamic law in America like it was one of them.

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In America, what Allahu Allah He was 100 and he lived his life in Medina, Medina, he spent majority of his life there. And as Islam was spreading people from across the road would come to study with him.

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There was a student of his that traveled all the way from abundance, Spain, Islamic Spain, more or less the corner of Europe and traveled all the way to Madina, munawwara to study from medical to library. And when he came to my medical gathering in America was one of those guys was Rick proper. He used to dress very properly, you know, his gathering was, like one of those special one of those bothers, you know, you know, like, he was a proper scholar. And he was known for his famous statement, he used to say, let prestige be associated with knowledge. That's what he suggested properly. He said, Let prestige be associated with knowledge. When people see scholars, they should

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think baller, they shouldn't think like someone who's like, you know, third class for the Society of America. He would give us this young man. Yeah, he happened. Yeah. And under the sea. He was first day he was there new to Medina. And this came from Spain, Europe, different life, different culture. He's there. He's learning. After the gatherings, overdramatic, goes to his little pirate gathering. He's sitting there, and everyone's, you know, waiting in line to speak to him. So this, you know, European young man, he walks up to the mother says, I want to talk to you. Malik says, look, you can talk to me, but there's a lot of people, you have to wait in line. So you're having your head on the

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bus, he stands in line. Finally, when his turn comes, he says to him, Mike says What do you want? He says to me, that I want you to teach me how to eat right now.

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Typical European attitude, right? Like you have to do things based off what I want how I would say my mother said, well, that's not how things work here. You can come and ask me to teach you how to eat when you feel it's convenient. You want to learn how did you come to class when I teach it? And you study with everyone else? Well, he said, No. I want to study from you right now. I'm not leaving. He was getting a little tough with your money save America. He told some of his boys, you know, get some get a crew with him. He said, pick this guy out of here, man. There's some other people waiting in line. So they pick this guy up and they're walking him out. They literally pick

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this guy up and they lock him up. And he was crazy, like pushing and shoving. And these guys, what they did was they took them outside. And one of the guys said you disrespect our teacher and you hit us in the machine. He pulled his whip out instead of whipping this guy. He hit him 12 to 13 times beat this guy with a whip. And he said, stay out of here. Yeah, hit your head under the sea being European. You know, he said, Okay, I'll show you guys. He stood in line again. When his turn came, he sat in front of mathematic mathematics is what do you want? He said, I'm just here to tell you that Allah is going to punish you on the Day of Judgment.

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My mother was a pious man. He said, Why? He said, Well, your men just hit me right now. So my mother called them he said, You guys hit him. They said yes, we hit him. Why did you hit him? I didn't.

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To hit them, I just want you to take them outside. Is it okay? Well, the hit them, you guys hit him, he's gonna hold me accountable. He said, Malik said, Okay, let's settle this issue right here in the world. Let's settle it right now. What do you want? How can I pay you back for them a month? They would. He said,

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he hit me 13 times nearer to 1300 right now.

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My medic was caught, said, Okay. He never did.

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And he said, Now he was a little frustrated. He said, Okay, what else do you want now? Anything else? So then he says to medical? Yes, there is something else I want zddp

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beat me up more. So I can learn more from you

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more, because if you beat me up, I'm gonna learn more from you. And in my mind, I realized that this guy was unique. He really loved him. And in America, very close one day Monday, tomorrow while they were studying Howdy. There was a pet Zoo that came and they brought elephants to Medina and elephants weren't normal in Arabia. So when the elephants came, everyone started in a house when someone walks by in the lecture, everyone turns their head. So during the debates, everyone sort of turning their head looking at the elephants. So you might ask What are you guys looking at? They said there are elephants here. supermarket Okay, to start the class. Go look at elephants come back,

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and then we'll continue. So they all got upset elephants. The only person that didn't get up was Yeah, he had been Yeah. He said.

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He asked him Oh, Spaniard Why don't you go in his team America. I didn't come from Spain to look at elephants. I came here to study.

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And this is where in America what

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we have in America.

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There are two common narrators of this of this tradition of this. If you find that my mother is famous collection of heavy this called the automatic. If you pick up the motif of America, anywhere in the world, generally you'll find it between two or three common narrators. There are two three common people who narrate from my mother. One is

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Shivani, who was

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a student, he'll he went all the way to Medina manana. He studied mathematics.

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After studying it, he came back and wrote a whole rebuttal on it. So that was, you know, Medina, and then the second person who narrates the Walton family, which is commonly found, you know, the average water that you pick up the average copy, the narrator of that His name is yahia, then yeah, and underneath the zippers, he was the one who took him a monogram on his fifth and took it to Spain. That's where majority people in Spain followed which fifth,

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medical

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anatomy and all these other great people, they follow the medical, because yeah, he

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was actually that source. What I want to say I want to stress this out seriously, like when we talk about scholars, when we talk about knowledge, you know, I give a lot of my life to this. I could sit here and talk about this and share stories with you guys for hours on end. But I was told that you guys have been here since 530, listening to lectures and I don't want to be that person who puts you to sleep in your chairs. So I'm going to end this with one or two important points. The first thing, seek knowledge, know the value of knowledge. Your purpose in life isn't to waste. Your purpose in life is to seek knowledge. This is a part of us. It's very, very important for every person sitting

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here that where you're trying to give Dawa to other people when you're trying to do your thinking

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and prayer Salah you need to have some basic knowledge. And this whole idea of people not valuing I see this happen. People that are giving Dawa, they look down on scholars saying oh, that guy you know he's nothing Who gave you the right to say that? If he's a scholar, he's learned the deen he holds the knowledge of Allah.

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He is honored Allah subhana wa Tada. And there's nothing in there all you can do about it. He's been honored by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She's been honored by the prophet said a lot of stuff. And there's nothing in the world that you can do about it. Then there are some people who enjoy you know, boasting over their worship. But in reality, there are lost knowledge. He asked him teach me a few rulings of the theme. Why don't you near me 10 a Hadith of the prophets of Allah while he was sort of word by word, and I'd be surprised and be honest scholars sitting here. There was anyone here who can raise their hands, they recite to me 10 prophetic traditions. And

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I'd be surprised Honestly, I would think that this is a gathering of Allah, I shouldn't even be here. You guys should be lecturing me I should be sitting in front of you.

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But see, this is where our position is. How many people sitting here can say that I know the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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How many people can say that I know, you know, you know, 30 odd with the translation, knowing what the pseudos mean, we lack in knowledge, this nation that was a knowledge nation, I mean, a nation that was based off today has become a nation. That was that's based up Johanna you know, pre Islamic days were referred to as the era of ignorance, a young engineer, and Islam eradicated that ignorance and unfortunately today we the people who claim to be educated people, today we the people that claim to be civilized are

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gone back to the days of ignorance, we are in a yemanja helia. Once again, it's time for us as a community, young men and women to stand up and say enough with ignorance. It's time for knowledge inshallah, everyone. Second thing, please, for Allah sake, do yourself a favor do us a favor to the humanity of favor, don't search on your own, it's dangerous, you're going to end up you know, causing a huge problem. People do this all the time, they believe they can go on this journey of learning alone, it becomes problematic. The correct way of studying the deen is at the feet of the teacher, because that teacher will make your knowledge practical for you. That teacher will bring

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meaning to that knowledge. When we studied with our teachers, we learned the meaning of knowledge. It wasn't just simply reading text, but we saw them. You know, I remember one of my teachers

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from

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one day in class, even an interesting statement, it was such an amazing statement he made. He said in class, I remember that. Actually, he didn't say that didn't mean he said the year before while he was teaching mascot. personality. I don't remember correctly. One of his classes. He said this in class. He said that I will I make a claim today that if anyone ever sees me do anything against the Summa, let me know I will resign from teaching it ever again.

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And I'm thinking to myself, Oh my god, I wonder if anyone else who can actually make a statement like that? Can anyone make a statement like that sitting here? But these people were so confident they had dedicated their entire life? You see, if you ever see me do anything against Allah, let me know I'm gonna resign as a teacher. And I'm thinking to myself, wow, that's when you learn the meaning of what do you call this of what the Sunnah is, when you sit with these people? What do you see them implementing the tradition and you know, it doesn't only have a superficial coating on you, it actually embeds within your heart, it sits with you. So we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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gives us all love for knowledge, inshallah, I mean, and we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us love for scholars who knew me, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us from the sons of knowledge from those who are whatever, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants an intimate knowledge to our progeny until the day of judgment, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes our youth and our progeny until the day of judgment, the flag bearers of knowledge in

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